Monday, April 09, 2007

Hotel Nicolo, Paris

Hotel Nicolo is a hidden gem. It is quiet and charming with a tiny but lovely garden and newly redecorated rooms and very helpful and accommodating staff.

By guest writer Susanne Koch.

This small hotel with just 25 rooms is located in Rue Nicolo just off Rue the Passy in the Passy area in Paris’ 14th arrondissement. Unless you have trouble climbing stairs, I can definitely recommend Hotel Nicolo:

Overall score: BBBB- (4,5 oout of 5 points)

Location: BBBB

Nicolo is a 5 minute walk away from both Metro and RER lines and 5 minutes on the Metro (line 6) takes you to the Champs Elysees.

Rue de Passy is great for shopping and there are plenty of nice cafes and restaurants around.

Service: BBBBB

The staff of Hotel Nicolo are very accomodating. Due to the small size of the hotel, they will know you bu name from day 1 and they are liable to joke around a bit if they see you enjoy that kind of thing. I stayed at Nicolo several times from 10 to 7 years ago, and one of the desk clerks remembered me after all these years.

This time around, I wanted to visit a small museum in the Montmartre. Even though the consierge had never heard about it, he found info on the web and provided me with a phone number.

Hotel facilities: BBBB

The rooms are a bit on the small side but lovely. The décor has a colonial touch. Our bed was lovely and comfortable and there’s flat screen TV and a safe. There is also WIFI access if you bring your own computer and a computer in the reception area if you don’t.

I can think of only two drawbacks: The breakfast area is small (although quite charming) and the hotel is not accessible for the disabled.

Price: BBBBB

Paris is an ecpensive city, so rates starting at EUR 118 for a single and EUR 126 for a double room is quite a bargain. Triple and quadruple rooms are also available.

Hotel Nicolo
3, Rue Nicolo
Phone: (00 33) 01 42 88 83 40

Fax: (00
33) 01 42 24 45 41


Susanne Koch is an Internet professional who works as an e-learning and web communication adviser at the University of Oslo. She blogs about search engines and search engine optimization at Susanne loves to travel and blogs about her journeys at Susi's Souvenirs. You may also want to have a look at Susanne Koch's homepage.

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